Rock-and-roller Arnie Haynes returns to his hometown as a hero to the teenagers. However, the mayor and other concerned adults have banned him from performing in his hometown because they consider him and his music a negative influence on the youth. But with the help of disc jockey/publicist Alan Freed and fellow artists (including Bill Haley and the Comets and Little Richard), they hope to convince everyone that rock and roll is not as dangerous as the adults think. Written by
The Rock Kings Are Back - At Their Greatest!
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Did You Know?
As with Rock Around the Clock
(1956), all songs are performed lip-synched to previously released records. It's worth noting, however, that Bill Haley and the Comets
' instrumental "Goofin' Around" seen performed here is a different take than the version the band released on record. See more
The dialog indicates that Arnie Haines' home town is somewhere in New England when he discusses going home for vacation, but the train that he gets off has the logo of the Sunset Limited on three cars. The Sunset Limited was a luxury train of the Southern Pacific Railroad that ran along the California Coast. See more
[after spilling liqour all over a dance
What are you doin' bringin' liqour in here?
I oughta slug you...
[he lifts up his fist; the other dancer pulls it down
You and what blee club?
Really, the soprano's enough
[punches the other dancer; fight begins
Follows Rock Around the Clock
Long Tall Sally
Written by Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell
, Enotris Johnson and Little Richard
(as Richard Penniman)
Sung by Little Richard See more